Friday ‘2017 Best Movie’ Café
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Last week I saw an amazing movie. I did not think that one day I would find a movie about war to be beautiful, aesthetically speaking. Associating beauty and war may seem disturbing, but Christopher Nolan’s latest film Dunkirk is simply incredible. Nolan does not weave with his camera the story of a victory but of a defeat. Magnificent scenes follow one another. The dominant color is blue: the blue helmets of the soldiers, the blue uniforms, the blue of the sea., the blue of the sky. The shots have a deranged beauty, which makes it uncomfortable, because it is a true story taking place before our eyes, dramatic and engaging. The film depicts the rescue of 300,000 British soldiers in 1940 on the beach of Dunkirk, France. There are three themes: the beach, the sea, the sky—three crucial places. We see soldiers waiting for boats, queuing on the immense beach, trying to escape death from planes, boats filled with rows of soldiers. The scenes in the sky are beautiful: planes are dancing overhead, and the landings are breathtaking. The beach is amazing with light and immensity. The sea engulfing soldiers is scary, and is incredibly well filmed. The actors give very real performances. The heroes are there, humble or courageous, and it is thanks to them that this rescue was made possible.
The Iliad is the poetic story of just one moment during a long war. Dunkirk is the poetically filmed story of one dramatic event which took place during a war which lasted far too long.
So this was the best movie I saw this past month. What about you: what was your best movie of the year so far? Or what was the best movie you last watched? Please grab a virtual drink, have some popcorn, take a comfortable seat and tell us about your best movie experience.